Javier Meier

Project Designer

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“Architecture isn’t only about space, light, and air but also about politics, culture, and ecology.”

Philosophy
Javier’s background is international and diverse. He was born in Germany, where he lived until age six. He then moved to Peru until age twelve, when he migrated to the United States. Having been immersed in various cultures at an early age gave Javier a unique global perspective and an appreciation for authenticity. While attending USC, Javier continued his worldwide studies and traveled throughout Asia to China, Japan and Korea. He intimately examined their architecture and urbanism to further his international understanding. Javier’s personal design philosophy continues to evolve as he builds on his academic foundation with real world experiences. He believes that research and collaboration are crucial to his approach to design. For him, architecture isn’t only about space, light, and air but also about politics, culture, and ecology. Javier joined Abramson Teiger Architects in 2014, where he currently works on high-end residential and commercial projects.

Education

  • BArch – University of Southern California

Acclaim

  • Thomas Byerts Award for Outstanding Final Thesis Project
  • Published in “INDEX 13-14” – a USC School of Architecture Publication, 2014
  • Chase L. Leavitt Traveling Fellow
  • Published in “INDEX 12-13” – a USC School of Architecture Publication, 2012
  • Awarded a Russell Gamble Scholarship in Architecture
  • Published in “IDWRK 10-11” – a USC School of Architecture Publication, 2011
  • Accepted to the USC School of Architecture AAU Study Abroad Program
  • Phi Sigma Theta National Honor Society Life Membership Award
  • Awarded the AIA Pasadena Foothill, Jean Roth Driskel Scholarship
  • Awarded the Boston Society of Architects, Rotch Traveling Scholarship
  • Cal Poly Pomona Student Development and Leadership Institute Program Graduate
  • California Scholarship Federation Life Membership Award
  • Awarded the Optimist Club of Downey Scholarship
  • Third Place Prize at the 2007 B.I.A. Model Building Contest
  • First Place Prize at the 2006 B.I.A. Model Building Contest

Tidbit
Javier’s contrasting German and Peruvian backgrounds keep life interesting for him on a daily basis. He constantly stresses about time, but is always late; he loves to dance, but has two left feet.

Contact

310.838.8998 ext 313